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UFT chapter elections
The time has come again for you to choose your union representatives. Learn more about this spring's chapter elections and how you can participate, nominate fellow members or run for office.
Under the new policy, which shifts the focus to preventing in-school outbreaks, classrooms will continue to go fully remote whenever one positive case is detected but entire schools will no longer go remote when two unrelated cases are found.
Union Rights and Benefits
UFT members earn pay increases based on experience thanks to the bargaining power of the union.
A defined-benefit pension will provide guaranteed monthly payments from the day you retire for the rest of your life.
When I became a full-time teacher, my salary did not reflect my prior experience. The UFT helped me file a grievance..."
I was able to reduce my student loan debt by $17,500 with help from the UFT. It’s a very nice glimmer in this dark time..."
I had to be sure the classroom was safe. It was becoming a dangerous situation until the UFT stepped in..."
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